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Dr. Marc Debay, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Marc Debay is a skilled family physician serving the community of Palm Springs, CA. Dr. Debay attended the Université Libre de Bruxelles Faculté de Médecine, where he received his medical degree. He also earned his master’s in public health as well as his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University. He went on to complete a residency in preventive medicine at Loma Linda University. He continued his training and completed another residency in family medicine at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale. He obtained a certificate in general practice from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He currently practices at UCR. Dr. Debay is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a member of many medical societies including, the American Medical Association, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Public Health Association. He is fluent in multiple languages and culturally attuned to patients from various backgrounds, who enjoy having him as their physician. Dr. Debay is well versed in English, French, and Spanish. His commitment to medical education and patient care is exemplified by his teaching awards such as the Teacher of the Year, 2015 award in the Loma Linda Preventive Medicine Residency Program. He has also authored numerous journal publications in his field of specialty and has given many presentations at professional society meetings. Dr. Debay believes in and encourages personal responsibility in health care which includes attention to health maintenance as well as interactive decision making during times of illness. He is uncompromising in his dedication to the well-being of his patients.

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  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine

Education and training

  • Johns Hopkins University, Master's in Public Health
  • Loma Linda University, Residency in Preventive Medicine
  • Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, Residency in Family Medicine
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles, Certificate in General Practice
  • Medical School - Université Libre de Bruxelles Faculté de Médecine
  • Johns Hopkins University (PhD)

Professional memberships

  • American Public Health Association
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Awards and publications

  • Ministère de l’Education Nationale. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Scholarship, 1977-82
  • El Rayess, F., Filip, A., Doubeni, A., Wilson, C., Haq, C., Debay, M., Anandarajah, G., Heffron, W., Jayasekera, N., Larson, P., Dahlman, B., Valdman, O., and Hunt, V. Competencies for family medicine global health fellowships: results of a modified Delphi study. Accepted by Family Medicine, expected publication July 2017.
  • Fonds de Médecine Tropicale. Institute of Tropical Medicine, Graduate Scholarship, 1982-83
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Fulbright Scholarship, 1989-90
  • Loma Linda Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Teacher of the Year, 2015

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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Office locations

FCPP Desert Region

UCR Health Family Medicine Center

555 East Tachevah Drive, Suite 2E-107

Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Great he is so nice. Love the way he talks. Helped me with me to see my doc Rodgers. Thank you so much.
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